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Registered Nurse

October 25 2021
Industries Healthcare, social assistance
Categories Health, Medical, Nursing
Oakville, ON

Kinark Child and Family Services is a leading child and youth service organization in Ontario on a mission to become an employer of choice.  We provide a wide range of evidence-based services that include individual, family and group counselling for children and youth with complex needs and their families. Kinark's three program streams include: Community-Based Child and Youth Mental Health, Autism and Forensic Mental Health.

Are you interested in working for a leading organization helping children and youth with complex needs?  Come join our team!

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary, comprehensive health and dental benefits, and other employment perks
  • Flexible work arrangement supporting employee work life balance
  • Employer Matching Defined Contribution Pension Plan up to 6%
  • Employee Wellness Program
  • Extensive Educational and Training Opportunities and Supports
  • Supportive work environment with regular Supervision and Feedback
  • Renowned Accredited Clinical Programs

We currently have an opportunity for:

Position Title

Registered Nurse

Program Lists

Kinark Child & Family Services -> Syl Apps Youth Centre


Oakville, ON L6H 1M3 CA (Primary)



Start Date

November 1, 2021

Full/Part Time


Total # of hours per week



$38.89 $40.84 $42.87

# of Positions


Here's What You'll Love:

  • Renowned Accredited Clinical Programs
  • A Successful Start – you will participate in paediatric mental health nursing orientation including a clinical preceptorship  to ensure you have the tools you need to be successful in our unique environment
  • Career Growth – we offer an opportunity to work with some of the most complex youth in the province of Ontario suffering with mental health concerns.  You will have the opportunity to grow your medical and mental health nursing skills while working in a fast pace and exciting environment.
  • Flexible Scheduling – we offer some flexibility with shift work, primarily focusing on a combination of 8 and 12 hours shifts.
  • Interprofessional Collaboration- our nurses are an integral part of the interdisciplinary care team who significantly contribute to youth careplans, behavioural plans and discharge planning.
  • Professional Development – lifelong learning is encouraged and expected here at Kinark.  We encourage our nursing staff to seek out opportunities to broaden their mental health/paediatric knowledge base and will work with you to find reimbursement for these opportunities
  • Supportive Environment – our Nursing Professional Practice Council works to ensure we are providing our nurses with a supportive and collaborative practice environment.  We encourage all of our Kinark nurses to get involved and be a change agent in the development of best practice at Kinark

Summary of Roles and Responsibilities:

As a Registered Nurse in the Wellness Department, you will be working as part of an interdisciplinary team, using best practice knowledge and professional nursing practices to support the delivery of care to youth requiring the most intensive psychiatric care in the province of Ontario.  You will use your nursing knowledge and skills to provide medical care in tandem with psychiatry and other allied health disciplines to optimize the care delivery to youth in a Secure Treatment setting. 

Your responsibilities include:

  • Assessing and evaluating the health status of youth, including the development of specialized care plans. triaging health care needs, consulting with the interdisciplinary team, interviewing and obtaining health information from family or other community health care providers as needed.
  • Documenting health care assessments, treatment, condition, behaviour and the evaluation of health/mental care status in accordance with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) Professional Standards and Ministry policies.
  • Providing emergency health care services, crisis intervention, health teaching/counselling, harm reduction and infection prevention and control for youth.
  • Maintaining confidentiality in accordance with the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) of personal health information.
  • Consulting with the inter-professional team as required.
  • Ensuring health care/nursing practice aligns with the security measures within Syl Apps Youth Center.
  • Maintaining professional competencies as a Registered Nurse in Ontario by participating in continuing education relevant to our practice environment
    • Assisting in the orientation of new employees, including mentorship and training of new registered nurses to the department

Qualification and Skills

  • Baccalaureate Nursing Degree and/or Diploma in Nursing
  • Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Nurse
  • Experience in paediatric nursing is an asset
  • Experience in Mental Health Nursing is an asset
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to use your critical thinking and problem-solving to navigate within a fast paced and interdisciplinary environment.
  • Basic first aid and CPR is required.
  • CNA Mental Health Nursing Certification is an asset.

Kinark Child and Family Services conditions of employment include but are not limited to successful Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening, completed Pre-Employment Medical certificate, and proof of full vaccination by November 15, 2021.  

 Fully vaccinated is defined as having received all required doses of a World Health Organization Approved COVID-19 Vaccine and 14 days have passed since last dose.  Proof of vaccination for each vaccine dose received is required.

Kinark Child and Family Services values inclusivity and diversity in the workplace. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds. We are committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act ('AODA'). If you require accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process, please notify Human Resources at or (905) 474-9595.

While we thank all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Any information obtained during the course of recruitment will be used for employment recruitment purposes only, and not for any other purpose. network